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Old January 14 2009, 04:42 AM   #1
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How did this happen?

Many years ago Fox was mostly worthless TV filled with shitty sit-coms that came and went faster than a teenage boy watching scrambled Cinemax, The Simpsons and not a whole lot else.

I mean, there's was pretty much NOTHING worth watching on it.

Today, it has some of the best shows on TV, four of which are my favorites (House, 24, Prison Break and Terminator:TSCC).

When did Fox pull it's head out of its ass and start making GOOD shows.

(They still get many points off for axing Firefly, though.)
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Old January 14 2009, 04:51 AM   #2
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Re: How did this happen?

I'm pretty sure that it happened when they realized that The X-Files was one of their best shows, and that they should make more shows like it rather than crappy comedies. Not coincidentally, this was around the same time that they got the NFC broadcast rights.
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Old January 14 2009, 04:54 AM   #3
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Re: How did this happen?

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I'm pretty sure that it happened when they realized that The X-Files was one of their best shows, and that they should make more shows like it rather than crappy comedies. Not coincidentally, this was around the same time that they got the NFC broadcast rights.
The X-Files, ANOTHER good one they had.
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Old January 14 2009, 05:02 AM   #4
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Re: How did this happen?

It rebelled. It evolved.

And it has a plan.
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Old January 14 2009, 05:04 AM   #5
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Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
that came and went faster than a teenage boy at his bar mitzvah
I'm sorry...what??
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Old January 14 2009, 05:28 AM   #6
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that came and went faster than a teenage boy at his bar mitzvah
I'm sorry...what??
Yeah, I don't think it makes any sense either.

It's a poor joke.

Ok, a very poor joke.

Sorry for any offense.

I re-thought the joke and came up with something.... "better."
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Old January 14 2009, 05:55 AM   #7
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Re: How did this happen?

It happened about the same time all their movies started sucking donkey dick.
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Old January 14 2009, 07:11 AM   #8
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Re: How did this happen?

you forget MWC?
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Old January 14 2009, 07:20 AM   #9
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Re: How did this happen?

Barring American Idol the channel doesn't do all that well ratings wise. I think the biggest drama they have is House (also the only FOX show I watch).
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Old January 14 2009, 07:23 AM   #10
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OT: Two of the shows you mention though aren't made by Fox.

House - NBC Universal
Terminator - Warner Brothers Television
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Old January 15 2009, 05:19 AM   #11
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Re: How did this happen?

Actually, I think that FOX sucks more now than ever. I only watch 24 and Fringe (that's a FOX show, right?). I remember watching it a lot more when I was younger.
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Old January 15 2009, 06:30 AM   #12
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Oh, I forgot about Fringe being on FOX. I watch that, too, and it is one of the few hits of the season so I guess that counts as something.
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Old January 15 2009, 06:35 AM   #13
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Re: How did this happen?

FOX is willing to take more chances with ideas than CBS, ABC, or NBC. As much as I loathe Rupert Murdoch and especially FOX News chief Roger Ailes, at least they are willing to take chances.
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Old January 15 2009, 08:03 AM   #14
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Re: How did this happen?

I think FOX needs to keep it up, considering they are really one of the few networks that still air one hour dramas and not just on two days a week...

They could be awesome again, they just need to STOP CANCELING SHOWS THAT HAVE SUPPORT!
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Old January 16 2009, 03:51 AM   #15
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FOX is willing to take more chances with ideas than CBS, ABC, or NBC. As much as I loathe Rupert Murdoch and especially FOX News chief Roger Ailes, at least they are willing to take chances.
Indeed, they just need to let their "chances" have more time to prosper than five eps...
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